There may be nothing more gratifying than returning an original wood floor to its former shining glory. Whether that original wood has been hidden since 1972 beneath a shag carpet or has been scratched, nicked, and dented by the everyday living of a growing family, Carpet Tech’s CT Specialty Flooring craftsmen can restore it.
Kaleb Baldridge, the CT Specialty Flooring Director, has restored everything from old cars to old floors since he was a boy, honing his craftsmanship and appreciation for breathing new life into old things. “Every home has a history, and history gives it character and significance,” Baldridge said. “Restoring what once was, like original hardwood floors, is an investment that not only lasts but has a special quality that can’t be purchased new.”
“A lot of people who consider new floor installation over a restoration think that you can’t get that old hardwood floor anymore, but you’d be surprised,” Baldridge said. “Often, we can craft a very close if not perfect match to what you have existing.”
While an old wood floor’s refinishing and restoration process takes time, expertise, and special equipment, it is most often more cost-effective than a new floor install. Baldridge and his team at CT Specialty Flooring can restore wood floors with general wear and tear as well as scratches, blemishes, major damage, and even replacement.
Wood floor refinishing is a multi-step process that can be dusty and dirty, but Baldrige says the success of the projects is all based on proper preparation. That includes top-of-the-line equipment, like their dust-contained sanding system. “We use a large truck-mounted vacuum that attaches to every piece of equipment that we bring in your home, so there’s no dust floating in the air, settling in the carpets and furniture, or even worse into your air ducts,” Baldridge said. “Everything is completely contained and taken out and taken with us to be disposed of.”
CT Specialty Flooring is a division of Carpet Tech, a long-time, local, family-owned floorcare company based here in Lubbock. Baldridge and his team are skilled craftsmen and understand the importance of good communication, including the customer in every decision made. “We field a lot of questions from homeowners, and it’s a priority to invest the time to answer them all, making sure the homeowner feels comfortable with all the steps in the process.
But Baldridge does say he gets asked one single question above all others… “Is the investment worth it?”
And each time, he answers, “Absolutely!”